Despite fan criticism of the way characters look and move, Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s day one patch will not include any animation or character model improvements.
The deadline for enhancements included in that patch seems to have already passed as the update is included in the now-playable EA and Origin Access early trials. The game releases in full on March 21. Andromeda’s lead designer, Ian Frazier, responded to a Tweet asking if the day one update will improve the character models by saying, “At day 1? No, that ship has sailed.”
Frazier confirmed that there will be “more patches later on,” but he said “exactly what goes into them is still in discussion.” Since the game went live for EA and Origin Access Members on March 15, reaction has been mixed when it comes to the game’s animations and facial models. The game’s Subreddit, has multiple posts from fans disappointed by those aspects of Andromeda.
Frazier also confirmed that developer BioWare is looking to add new skin tones to the game’s character creation mode in a new patch. He went on to multiplayer sound issues are “under investigation.” BioWare is encouraging players experiencing any further problems to report them on EA’s troubleshooting page.